Raven Matrix Centerpin Reel
Raven Matrix Centerpin Reel Models
Raven Matrix Centerpin Reels are the ultimate weapons for float fishing. They allow for the smoothest and most controlled float presentation possible. The sleek, ergonomic design of the MATRIX float reel offers incredible value. Blending great performance with cutting edge design.
- Machined from aircraft grade aluminum
- Low profile on/off ratchet
- Integral low profile reel foot and back plate
- Twin shielded ball bearings
- High strength stainless steel spindle
- 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
Ratings & Reviews
I bought the xl fully ported reel. Awesome centerpin reel. Make sure you back the spool tension off and this thing is insane!!!! Hero drifts are no problem and the large arbor picks up an insane amount of line. Plus the fully ported one is light enough to use on 11’ rods wich i recommend
I picked up an MXRXSE at the store in Fairview a couple of months ago and I’m super glad I did. The ported face and enclosed back means that i can spin it with a finger and it dries quickly, but I can still set it down without getting dirt in it. It spins well, but I’ll probably switch to hybrid ceramic bearings at some point just because I can’t not tinker. The larger diameter of the XL makes more of a difference than I expected. Thanks Josh for steering me that way! Another genius feature is the tapered handles. I haven’t had any issues reeling in fish, but the line never gets hung up on them!
Awesome reel, especially for beginners
by Thomas D
Matrix xl ported black - Upgraded the bearings w abec 7 ceramic bearings and custom finger pieces and boom i have a pin that is lighter, more comfortable and equally as functional as a Milner or CPR reel for less money.
Very good reel, but one small thing
by Aaron P.
I've been using this reel several times a week for the past month and I like almost everything about it. I upgraded the bearings to ABEC7 Bocas, so it spins like a dream - no problem there. The start up is fine with heavier floats (8g+), but I've never tried it with anything smaller. I really like the ported design that allows me to retrieve the drift with my index finger. I'll never go back to an enclosed reel face. I also really like the way the jet black version looks. My only complaint is that the coating is so smooth and the rim of the spool so narrow that with cold and wet hands it's difficult to brake at the end of a cast or when setting the hook. Sometimes, I can't get my fingers to put enough pressure on the rim to stop it. If the rim were a little flatter (it's completely rounded over) or textured it would be much easier. Similarly, it's hard to get any feedback on the speed of the spool when your hands start to get numb because of the smoothness.
by Aaron P.
I have the fully ported 4.75" black model. I've been using it almost daily for the past month, and I like almost everything about it. My only complaint is that the rim of the spool is so narrow and smooth that it's tough to brake it during a cast or while setting the hook. If my fingers are cold or wet I can't get enough pressure on the spool to make it stop spinning. If the rim were a little flatter or textured it would help out a lot. Other than that, it spins like a dream and does what it's supposed to do.